18 October 2016
Prague – ESI at public debate on European refugee crisis
Refugees in Hungary in 2015. Photo: PhotoSWNS.com
Refugees in Hungary in 2015. Photo:  PhotoSWNS.com

ESI's Kristof Bender participated in a conference on "European asylum policy: Towards a common and sustainable approach" taking place on 18 and 19 October in Prague, organised by European Values think-tank and the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies.

The event started on Tuesday, 18 October, with a public debate on the topic

The European Refugee Crisis: Is the relocation mechanism dead? And what next? 

More than a year after the establishment of the relocation mechanism, the discussion will focus on the evaluation of the solutions for the migration crisis, especially with regards to the EU-Turkey migration agreement and to the huge potential for migration from the European neighbourhood. 

Kristof Bender, Deputy Chairman of the European Stability Initiative
Markus Benesch, Member of the staff of the minister, Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Austria
Roland Freudenstein, Policy Director of the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies

Chaired by Radko Hokovský, Executive Director at the European Values think-tank

The debate was interpreted from English into Czech. 

Venue:  Schebek Palace, Salon de Diane, Politických vězňů 7, Prague 1
Time:  18 October 2016, 18.00 - 19.30